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Chinese drone maker unveils human-carrying drone

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Chinese drone maker Ehang Inc. on Wednesday unveiled what it calls the world's first drone capable of carrying a human passenger.<p>The Guangzhou, China-based company pulled the cloth off the Ehang 184 at the Las Vegas Convention Center during the CES gadget show. In a company video …

Drones

We are surrounded by tiny particles, and scientists have no idea how they are affecting us

In recent years, efforts to develop the Next Big Thing—whether in medicine, computer technology, pollution prevention, or high-performance materials—have turned to some really, really small things: nanomaterials.<p>Working at the nanoscale—which can mean the near-atomic scale, with substances a …

Nanotech

Cern's potential new particle discovery is 'a total game changer'

The team at Cern's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Switzerland may have discovered a new particle. In its first set of significant results since the …

Physics

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Hole Drilled to Bottom of Earth's Crust, Breakthrough to Mantle Looms

<b>Seeking the elusive 'Moho'</b><p>Scientist said this week they had drilled into the lower section of Earth's crust for the first time and were poised to …

Earth Science

A NASA spacecraft just took a record-breaking dive through an extraterrestrial water plume

A nuclear-powered spacecraft has just pulled off a strafing maneuver to "sniff" the vast subsurface ocean of Saturn's icy moon Enceladus, says …

The ultimate cold and flu survival guide

Each year, the typical adult can expect to contract two or three colds, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Skip the annual flu vaccine and you set yourself up for a bout of that as well. But it doesn't have to be this way! Aside from good hand washing (with soap, for at …

Alternative Medicine

Odyssey: The Midnight Sun in 4K

10 Free And Useful Websites For Music Lovers

Pandora and Soundcloud may be awesome, but the web is full of even more creative, fun, and useful music websites. There are numerous ways to engage …

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Here’s how long your food will really last after passing its expiration date

How many times did you throw away expired food away thinking it was still good for consumption? Well, it turns out you may have been right. If stored …

A Haunting Timelapse of the 2,058 Nuclear Detonations from 1945 to 1998

It's as terrifying as it is beautiful.<p>It's a grim anniversary. Seventy years ago today, the Enola Gay dropped the uranium atomic bomb "Little Boy" on the city of Hiroshima, killing at least 90,000 people immediately, poisoning hundreds of thousands more with radiation, and forever altering the …

Time-lapse Photography

Physics be damned, we can’t stop obsessing over NASA’s ‘impossible engine'

Imagine an engine with nothing powering it. There are no moving parts, nothing appears to be coming out the back, and when you look inside, there’s nothing there either. This is the unbelievable premise behind the "EM drive" — a hypothetical space drive that we’ve been promised might one day take …

Physics

The One Food Nutritionists Eat Every Single Day

Citrus Fruit<p>"I eat some form of vitamin C and potassium packed citrus each day because the delightfully refreshing flavors are a great reminder that …

Nutrition

Your body language may shape who you are

Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy argues that "power posing" — …

7 Simple Tips, Tricks and Ideas for Taking More Creative Smartphone Photos

COOPH, The Cooperative of Photography, is back in the photo tip game again, this time showing us 7 smartphone photography tips you’ll want to be …

Tech and Science

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Science

Watch drone flyers compete in a Star Wars–style race in a French forest

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Airgonay<p>Dozens of drone owners conducted a three lap circuit through trees last month in what organizers, who compared …

30 Little-Known Features of Popular Social Media Sites

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>When I first set foot in Disneyland, I race to the most famous rides first—Splash Mountain, the Matterhorn, Indiana Jones, all the biggest and best. Little do I know there are just as many hidden gems and overlooked attractions that I’ve likely …

89 of the Best iOS Apps Launched in 2013

In a year that saw Apple finally pass the one million milestone in terms of live applications in the App Store, it’s fair to say there’s a deluge of file-managers, smart calendars, budgeting tools and funky cameras to sift through to get to the real gems.<p>Here’s a quick snapshot of some of the more …

Southwest’s Risk of 35-Year ‘Megadrought’ Raised in New Study

The U.S. Southwest faces a strong chance of a 35-year “megadrought” in this century, according to a new study that used paleoclimate and instrumental data to tweak climate models.<p>The research, led by Toby Ault, a Cornell University assistant professor of earth and atmospheric sciences, found that …

Climate Change

Amazing Long Exposure Photography Tips

Searching for a complete instructional guide on how to take breathtaking special effects shots?<p>Say no more. This eBook entitled Trick Photography and …

Wink’s Connected Home Collection Arrives At Home Depot

Everyone’s gunning to be the platform for your smart home, including Apple and Google, but Quirky spin-off startup Wink has its range in stores as of today at The Home Depot, giving it access to a market of average consumers. The Wink platform is basically a central hub for devices from …

Lumosity vs. Elevate: Battle of the brain-training apps

Apps that claim to exercise your brain are all the rage, but which is best?<p>Let's face it, Candy Crush probably isn't doing much to keep your brain sharp. If you can pry yourself away from it and other mindless games, your smartphone might actually be able to help you read better, react quicker, and …

Apps